Posts Tagged ‘United States’

Weekly Photo Links

We`re not able to post every story on our website, so every Sunday, we will list some interesting photography related links.

Corbis' Underground Storage Facility Holds More than 15 Million Photographs

Some of the worlds most famous and most expensive negatives and photographs are stored in a former limestone mine in Iron Mountain, Pennsylvania. The storage facility sits 220 feet underground and it’s temperatue and humidity controled to 45 degrees. Ken Johnston, the Chief Historian for Corbis, took CBS for a tour of the facility. The most interesting part of the tour for me was when they showed similar photographs of the same event by different photographers. One photo became famous and won awards, the other, bubkis.

Ken, if you are a Chief Historian, why are you handling original prints and negatives without gloves??

Weekly Photo Links

We`re not able to post every story on our website, so every Sunday, we will list some interesting photography related links.

Introducing Google Currents

Google has just released their own version of an e-magazine for both the iPad and Android tablets called Currents. There are over 180 Editions so far, with photography related content from 500px, Thomas Hawk, Robert Scoble, Trey Ratcliff & Stuck in Customs. Watch the video after the jump to see the look and feel of the application. Unfortunately, at this point in time, it is only available in the United States. Boooooooooo!

Mossgrove Features the Moss and Slugs of Oregon

Mossgrove / Bed of Moss is a 10 minute video by Kurtis Hough featuring moss and slugs. Not only is the topic relatively unique, but his treatment of the subject makes it interesting to watch. Can you guess how the opening title sequence was filmed?

Time Covers with Opposite Messages

While it’s not unusual for magazines to publish different covers based on the varied interests of different cultures, some recent Time magazine covers made me stop and think. In Europe, Asia and the South Pacific the topic for a recent cover is “Revolution Redux” which talks about how people all over the world are fed up with how their countries are run, and have taken their voices to the streets. In sharp contrast, the cover of the Time magazine in the United States is titled “Why Anxiety is good for you.” The US has seen record debts and job losses recently. It sure looks like the American cover is trying to convince people it’s normal to have anxiety and that they should accept the hardships they are facing.

More and more, the world we see is one that has been chosen for us. I just want to make people aware so they can make their own judgements.

On a similar note, did you know that Google customizes user searches, meaning the information you receive will vary from user to user (based upon numerous factors such as computer type, country you live in, etc). Food for thought.

Finding Oregon TimeLapse Video

Oregon is on my short list of places to visit due to it’s natural beauty. Uncage the Soul Video Productions captured every corner of the state, from the mountains to the deserts and everything in between, in this beautiful time lapse video.

Black Friday Deals!

Black Friday is in full swing, and this year, even the Canadian stores are getting in on the action. If you are looking to buy some equipment, or are thinking of buying some photography related presents for Christmas, this weekend is a great time to shop. We’ve listed the stores with sales below.

Leaving a Disposable Camera in the Park

Katie O’beirne started a neat project where she left disposable cameras in New York City parks, and left a note asking strangers to take photographs of themselves. She has had a lot of positive feedback and therefore she started a Kickstarter campaign to allow her to continue her work. While she has already hit her fundraising goal, she is now focused on sending the cameras all over the world, as well as putting together her own art show. Pledges start as low as $1 if you are interested in supporting her.

24 Hours on an Aircraft Carrier

The Seventh Movement created this video which shows the daily activities on the USS Carl Vinson. If you’ve ever had an opportunity to see or set foot on an aircraft carrier, you will appreciate how large they really are. As noted in the video, on a typical day, there are almost 4500 people who work around the clock on the USS Carl Vinson.